Here’s what you need to know about the strange, tingly sensation that could help you relax.

If you’ve spent some time on YouTube, chances are that you have stumbled across some videos of people whispering or making ‘oddly satisfying’ sounds and/or visuals, commonly referred to as ASMR. Some people love it, while others have quite the opposite opinion on the subject. How is it that people can experience the same sounds (and visuals) so differently?

This is the world of ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response). ASMR is the term for the sensation people get when they watch stimulating videos or take part in other activities — usually ones that involve personal attention. This feeling starts in the head and moves down toward the spine when a person watches or hears particular triggers, leading to goosebumps, brain tingles, feelings of relaxation, a lower heart rate, and mild euphoria. Some who experience ASMR have described the sensation as having a “brain orgasm.” While this isn’t necessarily a sexual reaction, some people can experience sexual arousal in response to the right triggers.

Best ASMR sounds that turn people on



To get you and your partner in the mood for a night of steamy sex, whispering into their ear is bound to give them goosebumps and leave them breathless. Simply put your mouth close to their ear and gently whisper, telling them what you want to do to them and making dirty talk sexier than ever before. By keeping your volume low, the intimacy of the experience is maximized and is proven to intensity the moment, making your words just as powerful as your actions. Wondering how to have an orgasm? Well why not whisper how to your partner!


Not like complaining, more like the kind of moaning that emotes pleasure. Being one of the biggest turn-ons in the bedroom, moaning can really ramp up your night of passion. Allowing you and your partner to communicate without using words, moaning will show whether your partner is enjoying a particular position or act so you can provide each other with maximum pleasure. The sound of moaning during sex is a stimulus in itself, not only providing verbal cues but getting you going as you get a kick out of the pleasure of a partner.


Many of us love to introduce a little scratching under the sheets, displaying our passion and intensifying the skin-on-skin contact. Although there is definitely such a thing as too much scratching, a gentle scratch on the back or shoulders can be a real turn-on which is just as effective when it comes to ASMR. Adding the sound of a light scratching against a duvet or the skin can be a subtle way to drive your partner crazy for a night to remember.

Water droplets

The sound of running water is known to be a great relaxation technique, helping us unwind and connect with nature to destress from the hecticness of everyday life. To relax and release your stress in a sexier way, introduce the sound of water into sex for a new experience that can take your passion up a notch. Moving from the bedroom to the shower or bath is a great place to start, switching up your surroundings, and enjoying the sounds around you. However, it might be worth reading our feature on how to have sex in the shower as it can be trickier than it looks in the movies!

Kissing and sucking

Although this may not sound like the sexiest of sounds, in the heat of the moment it is shown to be a huge mood booster. Once you get in the midst of the passion, the sound of intense kissing on either the mouth or other body parts is a great way to turn your partner on even further. Especially in quiet surroundings, the intensified sounds can really help the brain focus on the moment so you can maximize pleasure.


When done right, a gentle blow can drive your partner crazy, creating a strong connection between the two of you as you focus on the subtle actions that bring you together. A light blow into the ear is a firm favorite, tickling the nerves within the ear which creates a unique sensation that can send chills throughout the body. As well as the feel, the calming sound of a blow can be considered incredibly seductive under the sheets, so why not give it a try?


The sensation of having a partner slowly and gently run their hands across our skin is a sensual experience that is bound to drive our body crazy. By stimulating the different areas and heightening the feeling of touch, introducing tickling into foreplay is a great way to awaken those sensitive spots. According to the number of people seeking out ASMR tickle videos online, it’s apparent that the sound of tickling is equally as much of a turn-on, adding to the intimacy.